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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Miami-Dade Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return with the Internal Revenue Service

Miguel Rosenfeld, an agent for several of the most prominent telenovela writers throughout Latin America, pled guilty today before United States District Judge Jose E. Martinez in Miami, Florida to filing a false individual income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), which substantially underreported his income for the tax year 2007.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), made the announcement.

Rosenfeld was charged in September 2016, by a criminal information, with one count of filing a false federal income tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).  According to court documents, Rosenfeld failed to report all of his income on his 2007 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.  Specifically, Rosenfeld reported a total income of approximately $1,032,584 on his tax return, while knowingly underreporting his income by approximately $217,974. 

Rosenfeld is scheduled to be sentenced on February 27, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Martinez.  At sentencing, Rosenfeld faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Topic(s): 
Tax
Updated November 9, 2016